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1) What is your favorite historical setting for a book?
I like the Victorian era, both for murder mysteries as well as fantasy or vampires/ strange creatures. There's just so much atmosphere... give me foggy streets, gas lamps and perhaps a werewolf or creature of the night on the prowl...
2) What writer(s) would you like to travel back in time to meet?
I would say JRR Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. To sit with them and discuss their creations as well as philosophy (I think Lewis would be fascinating in that regard).
3) What books would you travel back in time and give to your younger self?
Maybe The Lord of the Rings- although I did read it young I had read other, derivative fantasy first.
4) What book(s) would you travel forward in time and give to your older self?
Not really sure- I think maybe a Peanuts compilation or something humorous. There's a tendency to lose the sense of wonder as you get older, and as a kid these were a refuge from the humdrum. Maybe having these as an older person would remind me to lighten up? :)
5) What is your favorite futuristic setting from a book? E.g Panem from the Hunger Games.
I love futuristic, cyberpunk- ish settings so probably something like that. A futuristic city with starports and neon- something like Blade Runner. Or maybe Chicago from Divergent- it was a lot of fun wondering what was outside the wall. Too bad the answers were ultimately disappointing. But I always like ruined cities in the future...
6) What is your favorite book that is set in a different time period (can be historical or futuristic)?
A Princess of Mars is a childhood favorite that I'm still fond of today. I'm not sure it's a favorite anymore, but it had such a impact on me as a kid it deserves mentioning. It's set in Civil War times but the majority of the book is set on Mars and could be any time period really.
Behind the Shattered Glass is one of the country house mysteries I've read. I read a fair amount of these and this is a good example. All the stuff you need- a beautiful estate, a murder, servants and gentlefolk, and lots of secrets.
7) Spoiler time: Do you ever skip ahead to the end of a book just to see what happens?
I've been known to do this... from time to time. I don't do it as much now, but in the past I have done it, especially if it's something I'm really anxious to know. Sometimes in split POV books I'll skip a chapter if I have to know how a cliffhanger resolves. :)
8) If you had a Time Turner, where would you go and what would you do?
Wow, tough one. I have several answers.
The age of dinosaurs. Forget Jurassic Park, I want to see dinosaurs in the primordial world and see what they really look like. As long as I could get out again...
Egypt at the time of the pyramids. How did they really build them?
The birth or crucifixion of Christ. So many questions could be answered... or maybe Easter.
9) Favorite book (if you have one) that includes time travel or takes place in multiple time periods?
As a kid my favorite time travel book was Tunnel Through Time. These kids and their scientist dad go back in time to the dinosaur era, and also visit the Ice Age and end up bringing a prehistoric girl back with them. If I remember right she jumps back into the past...
A more recent might be Time Salvager. While it's not a favorite book necessarily, I do like the concept of going back in time to acquire resources- things that are no longer available but can be used in the future.
10) What book/ series do you wish you could go back and read again for the first time?
Probably the Lord of the Rings. When I read it as a kid some of the stuff in Fellowship bored me... all the Shire stuff. Now I appreciate it more and as an adult I think it would be a blast to discover for the first time.
So... there you have it. It's been fun traveling through the mists of time to answer these questions. A big thank you to Mareli Thalk ink for tagging me... and feel free to tag yourself and join the fun!